About the Campaign
I became aware of MS Run the US through a Facebook post on the Augustana College Alumni page. Augustana alumnae Nikita Rohr and Allison Nagy ran as part of the 2019 relay team. As I read the post I knew immediately that this was something that I needed to do in honor of parents. My mom was diagnosed with MS when she was 37 years old. My parents have been married for nearly 60 years. MS has been a part of our story for 43 years and as my mom once told me, “It has been a damn nuisance!”
While I am undertaking this challenge it is nothing compared to the daily challenges faced by people with MS. I am running for a CURE. Please, join me. Money raised will support people living with MS, further research in disease modification, and lead to the cure we are running for.
The Ultra Relay
The MS Run the US Relay is an annual 3, 260 mile relay run across America for the multiple sclerosis (MS) cause.
The Relay begins each year in mid-April in Santa Monica, CA and finishes in mid-August in New York, NY. Relay runners are selected via an online application process to participate as an individual segment runner as a part of the Ultra Relay Team.
To participate each runner commits to fundraising $10,000 over a ten month period and to running approximately 160 miles over 6 consecutive days during the assigned segment. There are 19 segments total in the relay spanning from California to New York. Once selected each runner spends months training and fundraising in preparation to devote one week on the road with the nonprofit while completing the assigned segment. Each runner’s segment is logistically coordinated back-to-back as part of the collective team effort to run 3,260 miles over a period of 4.5 months.